Madrid in June

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Have you ever been to Madrid? If not, we have the perfect reason for you to go. And what better time than June? Before the heat of the summer really takes effect, and with the 400th anniversary celebrations for Madrid’s Plaza Mayor in full effect, this is also the 80th anniversary of the first showing of Picasso’s Guernica and Madrid … Read More

Kuscos Application Analysis

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So you have an application that you think/know is suffering from technical debt and is in need of some sort of attention. But you don’t know the condition of the application, how complex it is, how well written and, therefore, have no clue as to the best course of action. Do you refactor it? Can you? What about modernizing it? … Read More

Has Time Ran Out On Gartner?

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Has Time Ran Out for Gartner?

Technical debt. Business value. Non-functional requirements. Extensibility. Functional requirements. Business processes. Skills shortages. Systems of record. Systems of differentiation. New market entrants. Cloud. Hybrid cloud. Containerization. Refactoring. Non-invasive modernization. And on… No, I’m not keyword stuffing, nor do I think the end is nigh for Gartner (just to clear that up), but I have spent most of today trying to … Read More

Legacy Systems – What’s In A Name?

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Shakespeare What's In A Name

Legacy systems. Legacy applications. Legacy modernization. Application migration. Legacy migration. Application modernization. Lift and shift. Wrapping, and now containerization are all terms used (and options available) when faced with an old(er) piece of software that is no longer fit for purpose (we’ll come back to what we mean by this later in the post). But are they all the same … Read More

Let’s Get Technical – Extensibility

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Extensibility

In our last post we discussed the Morphis low code development framework delivered with our modernized legacy applications to underpin their ongoing maintenance and enhancement. We left the extensibility discussion to this post. A discussion on extensibility is best illustrated with a real life case study for which we’ll use Ellucian and the modernization of their Banner® Student Information System … Read More

Let’s Get Technical – Low-Code Development

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Low Code Development

The Morphis technology platform was developed to enable the modernization of legacy systems, written in any language, to cloud-ready Java or .NET environments. The goal is to achieve 100% automation and we continue to strive for this (we’re closer in some legacy languages than others) but where this is not possible we offer productivity tools to make code completion and … Read More

Oracle Forms Modernization – Get Started Today!

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Oracle Forms Modernization - The Clock is Ticking

The clock is ticking. Extended support for Oracle Forms and Reports versions 11 and before ends next year. Premier support has already ended. Here is the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Forms and Reports 12c. Are you still running a stack to support Forms and Reports based applications? You’re not alone, but the clock is ticking. The good news is that … Read More

Too Good To Be True?

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Tom Robinson Too Good To Be True

I have a confession to make. Well, two actually. Firstly, I am new to the legacy modernization space. This is only the end of my second year pondering and wondering why so many make such a meal of something that, frankly, isn’t that difficult. There, I said it. This really isn’t that difficult. Certainly not as difficult as most people … Read More

When and Why Legacy Modernization Using COTS Solutions Fail

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When and why COTS is not a good application modernization option

There have been some high profile (and costly) failures recently with companies who tried to take one or more legacy systems and “modernize” them using a “Package” approach – i.e. they replaced the functionality of those legacy systems by purchasing a COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) solution. First up this year was the report that the Defense Department has spent tens of billions … Read More